Laugh before You Praise the God Who Give Joy

Laugh before You Praise the God Who Give Joy

Wednesday is for Prayer

praying the psalmsBefore you pray, you should try laughing. Try laughing at the sheer joy of being alive. Laugh at the joy of a well timed joke, a silly pet. Laugh at yourself. And you might try laughing at the irrepressible wonder and happiness of this infant as his father tears a piece of paper. Then pick up your Bible and use one of the Psalms to wrap your joy into words and praise God…

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Judas Iscariot: Proving the Necessity of the New Birth

Judas Iscariot: Proving the Necessity of the New Birth

Tuesday is for Preaching Judas Iscariot  "Son of Perdition"

Judas Iscariot “Son of Perdition”


“… none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.”
 .                                                                                                                —John 17:12

If there is one thing in the Scriptures that proves more conclusively than anything else the absolute…

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The Verse Every Christian Should be Haunted By

The Verse Every Christian Should be Haunted By

Monday is for Discussion

“Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?”

—Jesus (Luke 6:46, NASB)

This week I have developed a new respect for Wayne Watson’s music and theology. He captures the struggle and the reliance on grace well.

Album Cover for Field of Souls (1995)

Album Cover for Field of Souls (1995)

Every Waking Moment

The first thought every morning
I have without fail is a thought of You
And through the rush…

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Fighting Hard for Joy

Fighting Hard for Joy

Friday is for Heart Songs

Biking in Portland ORWent for a 27 mile bike ride today. The wind was difficult but not brutal on East and South directions, passable moving West and helpful moving north. The trip put me at 633 miles for the summer, 67 miles short of my goal of 700 before the end of September.

But this trip was more an opportunity to think and pray than it was to exercise and make progress on my goal.…

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Bibles for the World

Bibles for the World

Thursday is for Mission

Recently, I had the honor and privilege of lending my voice to the ministry of VVMI (Vernacular Video Ministry International). Here’s the result. Pray for the translation and distribution of God’s word.

Everywhere it goes, lives change for the better, destinies change for eternity.

Fun fact:Opening shot on…

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